Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, May 03, 2021
Investing in jobs and education for women and girls
Today, alongside the G7, the UK government has announced $15 billion of investment to boost girls’ education and women’s employment as we look to build back better from the pandemic.
Educating girls is one of the smartest investments we can make to lift people out of poverty, grow economies, save lives, and build back better from Covid-19.
That is why Britain is putting girls’ and women’s rights at the heart of our G7 presidency – investing $15 billion to help women in developing countries access jobs whilst also committing to new global targets to get 40 million more girls into school and raise reading proficiency.
Ensuring girls get a quality education and women can earn an income are some of the smartest investments we can make to change the world, transforming the fortunes not just of individuals, but whole communities and nations.